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To survive

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To survive

Swaying away in the glints of the sun
shielding the mice from the birds overhead
smiling shly thinking my work's nearly done
nearly time to sleep in my earthy bed

Soon the sky will darken, sun disappears
the fronds  will curl up to sleep till dawn
When sun is up , it stretches and re-appears
ready to shield and hide and look upon 

The fronds remind me of a parents part
in shielding and keeping us from harm
This done with  love and from the heart
always there for us , always  so calm

Relaxed in the knowledge of a job well done
opens up the shield lets the light into our lives
Time for us all to make the decisions alone
your folks step back, it's up to us to survive













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  1. Date: 1/24/2013 8:23:00 PM
    This is stunning, Seren. :) Great imagery!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/24/2013 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne ...Seren
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Seren I think you are surviving very well indeed, in fact you are darn right flourishing , super well done...David

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/20/2013 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my friend.....Seren
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:58:00 AM
    I just love the analogy my friend! I really loved reading this delightful and amazing poem this morning! What an intriguing piece, such a supreme poem, Great Work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/20/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russell ......Seren
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Dear Seren, How sad it is for us too late to realize what our parents have done for us. Their unconditional love we take for granted without appreciating it till the day comes for us to survive! Beautiful and well structured poem! Thank you!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/20/2013 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Demetrios, yes my tad died coming up a year now, miss him so ....Seren
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 6:44:00 AM
    wow Seren this one is really really good girl, this came from the heart and it shows xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/20/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Mandy.......Seren
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 4:11:00 AM
    Hi Seren such a nice way to look at parents loved it, all the best Owen

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 1/20/2013 4:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Owen, nice to see you....Seren